Marvin Minsky, who combined a scientist’s thirst for knowledge with a philosopher’s quest for truth as a pioneering explorer of artificial intelligence, work that helped inspire the creation of the personal computer and the Internet, died on Sunday night in Boston. He was 88. His family said the cause was a cerebral hemorrhage. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/b...er-in-artificial-intelligence-dies-at-88.html Isaac Asimov described Minsky as one of only two people he would admit were more intelligent than he was. The other one being Carl Sagan.